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Chad A. Stevens

Former Staff and Producer

Chad A. Stevens is an award-winning photographer, producer and educator. Most recently, he was a producer at MediaStorm. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Stevens has also been a faculty member in the visual communication programs at, the International Center of Photography, Ohio University and Western Kentucky University. Currently he is working on The Coal War, a feature length documentary film on the conflict over energy extraction in Appalachia.

With a professional foundation in photojournalism and multimedia storytelling, Stevens' career spans the spectrum of newsroom environments, multimedia production and international experience. While living in Africa, he produced multimedia projects for Save the Children, AIDchild, and Literacy and Basic Education.

He is a 1999 graduate of Western Kentucky University and a 2009 graduate of Ohio University, and has interned at National Geographic Magazine, The Hartford Courant, the Muskegon Chronicle and the Jackson Hole Guide. During his time as a student at Western Kentucky University, he traveled to Palestine and other Middle East countries. He was named 1997 College Photographer of the Year.

Intended Consequences by Jonathan Torgovnik

In Rwanda, in 1994, Hutu militia committed a bloody genocide, murdering one million Tutsis. Many of the Tutsi women were spared, only to be held captive and repeatedly raped. Many became pregnant. Intended Consequences tells their stories.

Common Ground by Scott Strazzante

The American family farm gives way to a subdivision - a critical cultural shift across the U.S. Common Ground is a 14-year document of this transition, through the Cagwins and the Grabenhofers, two families who love the same plot of land.

Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale

The Democratic Republic of Congo sits atop one of the world's most vast deposits of diamonds and gold; yet it is also home to the world's most deadly war. In Rape of a Nation, photojournalist Marcus Bleasdale explores the connection.

The Marlboro Marine by Luis Sinco

To those who serve in the armed forces, what is the aftereffect of war? The Marlboro Marine is photographer Luis Sinco's portrait of Marine Corporal James Blake Miller, whom he met in Iraq. For Miller, coming home has been its own battle.

Love in the First Person by Matt Eich and Melissa Eich

At twenty, photojournalist Matt Eich has maturity dropped in his lap: his world-class career takes off, just as his girlfriend becomes pregnant. Together they document their budding lives, as they grapple with some very grown-up choices.

The Price of Progress for Discovery

Papua New Guinea is home to one of the largest expanses of rainforest on Earth. Many of the Paupan people rely entirely on their relationship to the natural world in order to survive. But environmental exploitation has put their existence at risk.

Leveling Appalachia for Yale Environment 360

Leveling Appalachia offers a first-hand look at mountaintop removal mining and what is at stake for Appalachia's environment and its people.

The power of 10,000 for Starbucks

The power of 10,000 shows the impact 10,000 Starbucks Partners had on New Orleans when they visited the city in 2008 for five days of community volunteer work and leadership training.

Curse of the Black Gold for Talking Eyes Media

Curse of the Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta takes a graphic look at the profound cost of oil exploitation in West Africa.

The Marlboro Marine for Los Angeles Times

The Marlboro Marine is a three part series produced for the Los Angeles Times, that tells the story behind Luis Sinco's photograph of soldier James Blake Miller and his struggle as he tries to rebuild his life after a tour of duty.

Beautiful Noise by Morag Livingstone, Mareile Paley and Kimberley Porteous

Evelyna's petite dancer's frame holds a bursting creative soul, which drove her from her home in Germany to a year of creativity in New York. 14 years later she longs to return to Europe, but her newest creations won't fit in her suitcase.

Roots in the Garden by Carolyn Cole and Pia Sawhney

A beloved Italian-American enclave suffers the impersonal tide of gentrification, as committed old-timers struggle to hang-on. In Roots in the Garden, we get a personal glimpse of what it means to watch your neighborhood fade away.